PADI vs SSI
The differences and how they affect you
When you decide to enrol in a dive course, you have the choice to do so with several different dive organizations. These organizations have developed their own teaching materials, standards and certifications which their instructors use to conduct the courses. There are quite a few organizations in the world and they all have different philosophies and standards. In general, the differences are not too big and no matter which organization you take a course with, you will use the same equipment and see the same marine life under water.